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Andrea Leschewski

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Associate Professor

Office Building

Harding Hall



Mailing Address

Harding Hall 241
Economics A&S-Box 2220
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Ph.D., Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, Michigan State University
MS, Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, Michigan State University
BA, Economics & Mathematics, Carthage College

Academic Responsibilities

AGEC 371 Agricultural Business Management
AGEC 479 Agricultural Policy
AGEC 485/585 Farming and Food Systems Economics
MKTG/ECON 476/576 Marketing Research

Awards and Honors

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Researcher (2022-2023)
Ness School Graduate Teacher of the Year (2021-2022)
2022 National Excellence in Extension Team Award


Leschewski A, Baker S, Roe A, Pybus, K, Udahogora, M, Shelnutt, K, and Pierce, S.
2021. A cost-benefit analysis of EFNEP utilizing biomarkers of chronic disease risk. USDA
NIFA AFRI- Program Priority Area A1344 Diet Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic
Diseases. ($963,386)

Professional Memberships

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), National Agri-Marketing Association

Area(s) of Research

Food and Nutrition Policy, Consumer Demand, Food and Agribusiness Management

Applications of Research

K Jones, A Leschewski, J Jones, G Melo. 2023. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Online Purchasing Pilot's Impact on Food Insufficiency. Food Policy. 121:102538.

A Leschewski, S Baker, S Pierce, K Pybus, M Udahogora, K Shellnutt, and A Roe. 2023. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of EFNEP Utilizing Biomarkers of Chronic Disease Risk: Year One. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 55(7):105.

A Leschewski, MC Aragon, S Baker, D Weatherspoon, K Barale, G Auld, and R Acquah-Sarpong. 2023. EFNEP Generates Economic Value Through BMI Improvement: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. Journal of Extension. (Forthcoming).

A Leschewski, D Davis. 2023. Nutrition Assistance Program Take-Up Given Multiprogram Eligibility. Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. 2(1): 35-50.

A Leschewski, C Sellnow. 2021. Determinants of US Household Expenditures on Fortified Fruit Juice. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 0(0):1-14.

N Jahan, A Leschewski, and D Davis. 2020. Restaurant Tipping Discrimination: Evidence from a Representative Sample of US Households. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization. (In-Press)

A Leschewski and D Davis. 2020. The Nutritional Quality of Food Purchases at SNAP-Authorized and Unauthorized Non-Traditional Retailers. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 15(6): 851-865.

A Leschewski and A Kuhns. 2020. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Current Restricted Food Expenditures: Implications for Policy. Public Health Nutrition. DOI:

A Lovgren, RB Ross, A Leschewski and HC Peterson. 2019. Do Entrepreneurial Assistance Programs Create Value for Agri-Food Entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurship Research Journal. 10(1).

Leschewski, A and D Weatherspoon. 2018. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Current and Proposed Restricted Food Expenditures. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 55(3): e70-e77.

A Leschewski, D Weatherspoon, and A Kuhns. 2018. Household Acquisition of Healthy Food Away from Home. British Food Journal 120(3): 588-601.

A Leschewski, D Weatherspoon, and A Kuhns. 2017. Rethinking Household Demand for Food Diversity. British Food Journal 119(6): 1176-1188.

A Leschewski, D Weatherspoon, and A Kuhns. A Segmented Hedonic Analysis of the Nutritional Composition of Fruit Beverages. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 19(3).

A Leschewski, and D Weatherspoon. 2014. Fast Food Restaurant Pricing Strategies in Michigan Food Deserts. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review Special Issue: Food Demand, Diet and Health: 147-170.